James Turnbull was born 19 March 1798 in Stichill, Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom to Robert Turnbull (1760-1837) and Agnes Fairbairn (1754-1840) and died 21 June 1858 Brook House East Grinstead, Surrey, England, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. He married Margaret Weddell (1803-1878) 1 December 1829 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Rev. James Turnbull (son of Robert Turnbull and Agnes Fairbairn) was born at Stitchell, Roxburghshire 15th April 1798. Come of a very old Scotch family tracing his descent back to about 1300. (When the name Turn-bull was first bestowed upon a French gentleman by King Robert Bruce of Scotland as a reward for a brave deed done by him) He was also a 1st cousin of Sir. A. Fairbairn of Scotland. He attended Glasgow College and the University at which latter place he obtained his M.A. degree.
He was ordained 1st May 1827
Rev. James Turnbull married Margaret Weddell, 2nd daughter of James Weddell a High Constable of Edinburgh, 1/12/1829. About 1845 he removed south to Sydenham, then to Brook House, East Grinstead where he died 21st June 1858, having sustained a severe rupture by falling, while hill climbing in Cumberland. He was buried at Crawley Downs, Sussex. The stone for his vault being fetched from Scotland. Several bequests were left by him to churches in Scotland where he had a wide circle of friends.
Attended board school Black & Callendar 21, Forth Street
Presented with Silver Snuff Box Dec. 1827 by Relief Church, Brighton St., Edinburgh
Presented with Gold Watch 10th November 1835 by Relief Church, Arthur St., Edinburgh
- HISTORY OF THE CONGREGATIONS OF THE UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
- REV. ROBERT SMALL, D.D., EDINBURGH
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